RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ President Barack Obama has nominated Elizabeth K. Dillon for the bench of the U.S. District Court for the western district of Virginia. Dillon’s selection Thursday was among seven nominees nationwide announced by the president. Dillon is a former assistant city attorney for Roanoke. She has been affiliated with several law firms, most recently Guynn, Memmer & Dillon. She handles trial and appellate matters in federal and state courts. Dillon is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law.